Hinowa boom makes light of unique maintenance challenge

A Hinowa Lightlift 26.14 access boom supplied by JMS has made light work of a gutter and roof inspection project in a way that other booms would struggle to match.

The machine is one of a number of the ultra-light and compact articulating booms JMS is adding to its hire fleet and has immediately come into its own.

The spider boom was used to carry out the gutter and roof inspection at a national corporate HQ building where the only available access was across a narrow low load-bearing paved area surrounded by trees.

Uniquely capable tracked boom

JMS Director Scott Walker said: “The Hinowa 26.14 Lightlift Performance IIIS was the perfect machine for this task. In fact, I would say it was uniquely capable to overcome a unique maintenance challenge.

“Our clients were delighted with the results, because they were very aware that the alternatives methodologies for completing the gutter and roof inspection were much more costly and time-consuming.”


The tracked articulating spider boom delivered multiple key benefits:

  • Weighing just 4,365kg with low load-bearing rubber tracks, it was ideal for moving to the worksite across particularly delicate paving
  • With a width of 1.49m, the cherry picker could also be guided along a narrow footpath and around sharp corners
  • Once in position, the access boom’s articulating arm could be used to safely move the basket into position, avoiding the overhanging foliage of nearby trees
  • A maximum working height of 25.7m meant no part of the roof was out of bounds
  • Most importantly though, it was the Hinowa 26.14 spider boom’s reach of 13.5 metres that meant the maintenance team could complete its work.


Excellent reach ‘pivotal’

Scott Walker said: “This access boom’s excellent reach is pivotal to the safe, timely and cost-effective success of projects like this.

“That’s particularly important when operating in very confined space, as this was. The inspection team could work at height for a significant distance along the building either side of the aerial cherry picker.

“When there may be just one or two locations suitable for the machine to be positioned close to critical elevations, that becomes a gamechanger.”

On top of that, the Hinowa 26.14 articulating boom’s lithium batteries deliver excellent duty cycles and near-silent emission-free performance, creating little or no inconvenience when operated in live environments.


Latest MEWP safety systems

The access boom also has a large basket with a 230kg capacity – giving the operator protection with the latest anti-entrapment system and warning devices.

If you need to hire an articulating cherry picker that makes light work of challenging operating environments, talk to JMS about the Hinowa 26.14 Lightlift.

JMS can also provide IPAF-accredited mobile elevating working platform (MEWP) training or a fully-training and highly-experienced operator to support your project.

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